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[Axiom-developer] RE: Google Code repository

From: Page, Bill
Subject: [Axiom-developer] RE: Google Code repository
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:35:47 -0400

On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:14 PM Ralf Hemmecke wrote:
> ... 
> BTW, why cannot axiom--windows--1 be merged with axiom--main--1?
> Is it so different?

It is different but not too different. There are changes in
some of the Boot and Lisp code because Axiom uses some non-
portable unixism like calling system functions that only
exist on unix. There is also the fact that currently neither
Hyperdoc nor Axiom graphics can be built on Windows because
of the X-windows library dependencies.

But in any case, yes it could and should be merged back into
axiom--main--1. This has been waiting almost two years to
happen. Are you volunteering? :-)

The path that I had in mind to do this is starting with the
build-improvements branch on SVN since the new build environment
is based on tecnhiques that should be portable to the Windows
MSYS/MinGW environment and also can start with a previously
installed version of GCL which simplifies things significantly
on Windows.

Bill Page.

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